Survey on Organic, Genetically Modified and Agrochemical-treated Foods.


My name is Janita Hewa-Amarasekara and I am a student studying for a degree in BSc in Bio-Medical sciences at the University of East London, UK. I am in the final year doing a research project named "Are organic foods really safer to eat than those produced using pesticides or genetically modified crops". I need to collect some data to complete the research. I kindly request you to complete the questionnaire below then submit the form.


A. Information about you and your Organisation

1. Please supply your name:

2. What is the name of your organisation?

3. What is your function within this organisation?

B. Survey Questions

1. Please place in order (most important=1, least important=4), what you think are the most important considerations when introducing novel foods, whether organic, GM, or pesticide treated:

i. Consumer choice: 1 2 3 4

ii. Consumer safety: 1 2 3 4

iii. Environmental safety: 1 2 3 4

iv. Producer profit: 1 2 3 4

2. Please place in order (most important=1, least important=4), what, in your opinion, influences consumers to choose between organic and GM foods:

i. Quality: 1 2 3 4

ii. Cost: 1 2 3 4

iii. Media stories: 1 2 3 4

iv. Company advertising: 1 2 3 4

v. Scientific evidence: 1 2 3 4

vi. Government advice: 1 2 3 4

3. How do you think the safety of GM foods should be judged?

i. Scientific testing: 1 2 3 4

ii. Assessment by scientists: 1 2 3 4

iii. No testing required: 1 2 3 4

iv. Further comments?

4. How do you think the safety of pesticide-treated foods should be judged?

i. Scientific testing: 1 2 3 4

ii. Assessment by scientists: 1 2 3 4

iii. No testing required: 1 2 3 4

iv. Further comments?

5. How do you think the safety of organic foods should be judged?

i. Scientific testing: 1 2 3 4

ii. Assessment by scientists: 1 2 3 4

iii. No testing required: 1 2 3 4

iv. Further comments?

6. Please offer, if possible, further references to information on the testing or assessment of pesticide-treated, GM or organic foods for consumer or environmental safety:

7. Please use this space to add any other comments you wish to make:


FORM SUBMISSION

Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions in this survey.

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